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Jim Wallis: 'Rediscovering Values'

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Evangelical activist Jim Wallis wants a moral response to America’s financial crisis. Economic recovery will not be enough, he says. The country needs a recovery of values.

Wallis is a progressive voice who has long been a critic of the market-driven life. Now, he says, his point is proven.

Wall Street will not show the way. The need for change, he says, goes far deeper. To other, older values.

This hour, On Point: Jim Wallis and his call for a moral recovery from economic crisis.

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Joining us from New York is Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourner’s, a progressive evangelical Christian organization, and founder and editor-in-chief of Sojourner’s magazine. His latest book is “Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street.”

And from Stanford, Calif., we’re joined by Tod Lindberg, political scientist and research fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. He’s editor of Hoover’s Washington-based journal, Policy Review, and a contributing editor at The Weekly Standard. He’s also author of several books, including “The Political Teachings of Jesus.”

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